§ Mr. Biffen
European Economic Community intervention butter was not bought by the House of Commons Refreshment Department until 10 January, as the Department's suppliers were unable to obtain it before that date. Figures for purchases of intervention butter since 10 January are as follows:
lb's Per cent. of total bought 10 January—31 January 660 90 1 February—28 February 1,300 90 1 March—25 March 1,000 87
The remaining butter (overall average 11 per cent.) was purchased as butter pats (foil wrapped); European Economic Community intervention butter is not available in this form.